May 09, 2018

Foreign nationals among 8 militants killed, wounded in Badakhshan

By Khaama Press - Tue Feb 13 2018, 2:49 pm

At least eight militants including foreign nationals hailing from Tajikistan were killed or wounded during the operations in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the militants sustained the casualties during the artillery strikes and direct clashes with the Afghan forces.

According to Shaheen Corps, the Afghan forces pounded the militants hideouts with the artillery strikes in Jurm district while separate clashes took place between the Afghan forces and the militants during the clashes.

At least two insurgents including a national of Tajikistan fighting in militants ranks were killed and six others including a Tajikistani militant were wounded.

In the meantime, the Shaheen Corps said the Afghan forces discovered and defused a barrel bomb planted on a roadside in Baharak disrict.

The anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as counter-terrorism operations involving airstrikes both by the Afghan forces and the US military are underway in Badakhshan and other provinces in the North and Northeastern parts of the country.

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